James Lans Chase


James Lans Chase

James Lans “Jimmy” Chase, 79, passed away peacefully at his beloved Cleveland home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.  

He was the son of the late Lillian McKenzie Chase and Dean W. Chase Jr. of Cleveland.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; his children: Beth Bucellatto (Joe) of Cleveland; Lili Houchens (Steve) of Charlottesville, Va., and Lans Chase (Drea) of Atlanta; grandchildren: Sarah Beth Clayton (Kyle), Chase Ramsey (Andrea), Ruby, Ellie and Camille Houchens, Landon Chase; great-grandson, Wyatt Clayton; brother and sister-in-law, Dean and June Chase; and several nieces and nephews.   

After graduation from the Baylor School and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, he was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Navy. He retired from American Uniform in his hometown of Cleveland, and went on to enjoy a second career in construction/neighborhood development. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. His love for his family and many lifelong friends was immense and that love was returned to him each and every day of his well-lived life. His humor, style, gentleness and loyalty had an immeasurable impact on those he loved. His stories and opinions —whether told by the pool, beach, river, golf course or his kitchen island — leave his loved ones with cherished memories never to be forgotten.          

The family will receive friends at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.  A graveside service will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery. 

 In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – give.choa.org (Please designate donation to CARDIAC SERVICES), or Hospice of Chattanooga - hospiceofchattanooga.org 

Share a personal memory of James or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com. 

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Chase family with these arrangements. 


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